Fox News: Hires Allen West as New Contributor of political commentary

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired former U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL) as a contributor, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming for the network. West will offer political commentary across various daytime and primetime programs.

“Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”

In making the announcement, Shine said, “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”

Currently, West is the Director of Next Generation TV Programming with PJ Media. Prior to that, West served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida, representing the state’s 22nd congressional district, from January 2011 to January 2013. While a member of Congress, he served on the Armed Services and Small Business Committees. Additionally, West was a member of the Tea Party Caucus.

Before his political career, West served in the United States Army for 22 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. West earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree from Kansas State University. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

Raquel Okyay: Human Events “GO WEST!” “Allen West that is”

 

By: Raquel Okyay

Republican Allen West was elected to the United States Congress representing Florida’s 22nd district in the Tea Party wave of 2010.  West is the first black Republican Congressmen from Florida since 1876, when Rep. Josiah Walls left office.  He is known as rock star Republican, Tea Party Caucus stalwart and unabashed Constitutionalist.

Congressman West’s down-to-earth, southern charm reigns in supporters of all colors and cultures from both sides of the aisle.  What makes West so unique is that he is unafraid to speak his clever mind and steam rolls ahead without fear of rebuke, promoting conservative principles that often get lost in the business-as-usual attitude that plagues Washington.

West is a war hero, with more than 20 years active duty service in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel.  Respect for West in this capacity is unending.

Dr. Richard Berry explains in “A Missing Link in Leadership” the relationship West absorbed among his battalion.  “The love Lt. Col. West displayed as an individual and toward a group is quite obvious…I saw evidence of love transcending the space or relation between individuals and identified a genuine love Lt. Col. West had for an institution – the U.S. Army, and his organization – Lt. Col. West’s battalion.”

Indeed, West is a man of honor and humility, referring to his battalion as counterparts not subordinates.  “I loved my men and their protection was always my greatest consideration. We would always accomplish our assigned mission but never would I unnecessarily risk their lives, and if it called for that, then I would be there as well.”

After serving our country so well, West would go on to serve his community as a high school teacher in Florida, and serving our nation mentoring Afghanistan officers as a government contractor.  West gave us one good term as a congressman, and now he is requesting a second term from his constituents in the November election.  How does anyone say no to a proven American hero?

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Congressman (LTC)(Retired) Allen West – The clocking is ticking very fast with Iran

Rep. Allen West tells Newsmax that the cuts in Pentagon spending that would be required if the congressional supercommittee fails to reach a compromise would “gut” the U.S. military and leave Americans unable to protect and defend themselves.

The Florida Republican also warns that “the clock is ticking very fast” toward Iran becoming a nuclear-armed threat, and says the United States should “absolutely” support the Israelis if they launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

West was first elected in 2010 and is a member of the Tea Party Caucus. He is also an Army veteran who served for more than 20 years, with postings in several combat zones, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

If the supercommittee charged with devising deep cuts in the nation’s budget deficit does not reach an agreement this month, the Pentagon would automatically be required to cut at least $500 billion from its budget in the coming years. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, West was asked what would be the consequences of those cuts.

“The Army, which is today at 569,000, would go down to 426,000,” he says.

“The Marine Corps, which is at 202,000, would go down to 145,000. Navy ships, which are 288, would go down to 238. Air Force fighters, which are 1,990, would go down to 1,512.

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